“Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading in my bunk. Continue Reading →
Dame wants no part of Stacey’s ride-or-die Republicanisms. Actress Stacey Dash was once regarded as an ageless Hollyweird beauty, but her choice to begin publicly supporting GOP policies & tactics that very obviously work against African-Americans has gotten her the label of a top-tier sellout for many in the black community.
A fixture on the American gospel and pop music scenes, Mavis Staples and her musical family provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement. Continue Reading →
Photographs by Seitu Oronde
Police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and congressmen—50 years after the Civil Rights Movement almost 2 million African-Americans fill just about every thinkable position throughout the city.
Check out Charlie Cobb’s upcoming book, This Nonviolent Stuu‘ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (Basic Books; June 3, 2014).
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Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. Continue Reading →
C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the Civil Rights Movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joins Civil Rights Movement, Schomburg Director, in an open-ended conversation about the struggle for racial equality over the last 50 years. Continue Reading →
Jimmy Hoilway’s 70th Birthday post New Year Eve Party honoring Rosa Parks and MLK Jr., 2014.
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Mayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham get ready to open the 2013 Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit, Birmingham: The Movement that Changed the World, in New York City at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →